“Unfortunately, the radical feminist movement strongly influenced the Church, leading the Church to constantly address women’s issues at the expense of addressing critical issues important to men; the importance of the father, whether in the union of marriage or not; the importance of a father to children; the importance of fatherhood for priests; the critical impact of a manly character; the emphasis on the particular gifts that God gives to men for the good of the whole society,” said Cardinal Burke. “So much of this tradition of heralding the heroic nature of manhood has been lost in the Church today.”
The Church has become so “feminized,” he said, that “men are often reluctant to become active in the Church.” He explained: “The feminized environment and the lack of the Church’s effort to engage men has led many men to simply opt out.” (Source)
I think it’s pretty obvious that the problem here is a “man” problem in the Catholic Church. Enough people and high ranking Church officials are now openly talking about it. We can’t all be wrong. It’s THE issue we need to address. Fix the man problem in the Catholic Church and fix the world.
It’s time, gentlemen. It’s time to saddle up and ride….